10s = -2, and all other cards = +1
Begin the count at -4. Anytime the total is zero,
insurance has an EV of 0. Anything above 0 is a positive
expectation, so you insure. For multi-deck, start
the count at -4 per deck, e.g., -8 for two-deck, and
insure on any plus count.
Online games have much worse composition of rules
and penetration, so think carefully before expending
EV on camouflage. If your play is scrutinized, a knowledgeable
person can always tell if you are betting with an
advantage, so caution should be thrown to the wind.
Winning requires using the widest spread possible,
and wonging out (exiting) of all negative counts.
If you cannot do this, then the games is not beatable.
Play to win until they stop taking your action. Limit
your vulnerability to seizures by regularly cashing
out modest amounts. Smaller withdrawals are also always
less likely to draw attentional. Also limit vulnerability
by not having concurrent deposits in sister casinos.
Another idea is to intersperse online blackjack games with short
sessions of other games. If wagers at the front and
back of a session look innocent, casinos will not
scroll to the middle where the damage is done. This
is, of course, just speculation. It would take detailed
knowledge of the reports a management program issues
in order to know what information is not easily available.
beauty of online poker games is that on the surface
it is a game of utter simplicity,
yet beneath the surface it is profound,
rich, and full of subtlety. Because
online poker games basic rules are so simple, anyone
can learn online poker games in a few minutes,
and novice players may even think
they're pretty good after a few hours.
From the expert's point of view, the
veneer of simplicity that deludes
so many players into thinking they're
good is the profitable side of the
games beauty. It doesn't take long
for pool players or golfers to realize
they're outclassed and to demand that
a match be handicapped, but losers
in online poker games return to the table over
and over again, donating their money
and blaming their losses on bad luck,
not bad play